Author Archives: Josh

About Josh

I'm an engineer, brewer, vintner, gamer, hiker, biker, and many other "-ers" besides. I grew up in Connecticut, but now live and work in Delaware. This is where I put various ramblings and musings, as well as tasty recipes for beer. Yes, beer. I brew my own beer, wine, cider, mead, and other fun fermented beverages. It's fun, easy, inexpensive, and I love it. It's something I'd love to do professionally, but that's a plan for a future day. For now I work as a chemical engineer with a bunch of great people that I'm never going to talk about here. Have a great day, and good brewing to all!

Sometimes I Write Non-Brewing Stuff

And this is one of those! Chuck Wendig, an author that some of you have probably heard me talk about now and again, does a weekly flash-fiction contest over at his blog, Terrible Minds. This week’s challenge was to pick … Continue reading

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Two-for-Tuesday!

I have two recipes for you beautiful people today, both for wines. To be more specific, I have a wine recipe and a mead recipe. The wine is a strawberry fruit wine, containing precisely zero grapes, while the other mead … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Ale! And More!

Five months. That’s how long it’s been since the last time I posted here. Damn, I feel like a terrible person. I promised you all something delicious and never delivered. Today, I make good on that promise, and give you … Continue reading

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Once again, I’ve fallen behind

Yup, three months, no posts. Yay me! That’s ok, though. I’ve got some good stuff that’s happened in the last few months to talk about, so that will give you, my dear readers (and I know you do exist, don’t … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing – 8/1/11

Sometimes when you’re brewing everything goes right.  Your grain crush is spot on, you sparge completely clear and exactly on-target for your specific gravity, you don’t have even the slightest hint of a boilover, and your O.G. is right where … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – Liquid Stupid

Today’s lesson is a variation on a recipe I originally found on the Brewboard about a year and a half ago.  I had originally wanted to brew it in January of 2010, using a simple witbier as the starter for … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – My First Kit Wine

So I have a little bit of a confession to make to all of you… I’m an inconsistent bastard. I don’t post as regularly as I’d like.  Hell, since I got back from my last business trip I haven’t posted … Continue reading

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The Real World Calls…

I will unfortunately not be able to put up the real post for today until later this evening.  I’m currently packing up my car and getting ready to head down to southern Virginia for work.  I will be there until … Continue reading

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Brewing Lessons – Concord Pyment

I have had several requests for a particular recipe to be posted here.  For some reason, a batch that I made last year which I had thought was hopeless has become incredibly popular.  It had started with the idea of … Continue reading

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No Post For Friday…Obviously…

There will not be a post for Friday, June 10th.  Clearly.  There WILL, however, be a post for Saturday, June 11th.  Circumstances have conspired to push back my planned first “Science Friday” post by one day…to Saturday. It will still … Continue reading

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